The C500 Mark II (EF-C) is a cinema-quality camera with a 5.9K, full-frame sensor that is capable of recording Canon Cinema RAW Light to dual CFexpress media slots. This version features a locking EF mount. Key features include:
20.8MP, 5.9K, full-frame, CMOS sensor
Internal, 12-bit Canon RAW Light to dual CFexpress media slots
4.3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor included
Canon locking EF mount
Remember the C500? The Canon EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera (EF-C) is an update to the Canon C500 in name only. This camera is better described as a mashup of the Canon EOS C200 Cinema Camera and the Canon C700 Full Frame camera. Body styling definitely trends toward the C200 with many of the professional features from the C700 Full Frame, including that beautiful 5.7K sensor, squeezed into the smaller form factor.
EF Cinema Mount. This version of the C500 Mark II features a native EF-Cinema mount, giving you the mechanical performance of a positive lock with EF electronics for Canon’s top-of-its-class dual-pixel autofocus.
Canon Color Science. The staples that have made Canon Cinema series cameras a mainstay in documentary and indie filmmaking are still found in the C500 Mark 2. Building upon Canon’s always-dependable color science, this second generation C500 boasts 15-stops of dynamic range and an expansive native cinema gamut for improved creative control in color grading for SDR and HDR productions alike.
Introducing CFexpress Media. This camera features dual CF express media slots. The form factor of this media is the same as XQD but features maximum write speeds around 1200 MB/s. For the C500 Mk II, that means internal 12-bit recording in Canon’s Cinema RAW Light codec at up to 59.94 fps. There is also an SD slot for recording XF-AVC 4:2:2 10-bit files or 8-bit XF-AVC proxies.
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Do you carry this camera in other mounts?
Adapter - Canon CM-V1 Locking EF Mount (C500 II)
Camcorder - Canon C500 Mark II
Video Support - Canon HDU-2 Top Handle w/ Mt Base (C500 II)
Video Support - Canon LM-V2 4.3-inch LCD Monitor
Video Support - LA-V2 LCD Attachment Unit (C500 II) for Canon